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. >> the recovery continues, be wru wr are the jobs? ali velshi is off this week. if president obama is going to keep, he needs to figure out a way to get americans back to work. >> our measure of success has to be weather every american who wants a job can find a job. whether this country is still the place where you can make it if you try. michael steele is the former chairman of the republican national committee. michael, we saw republicans work with the administration to get tax cuts extended, and it resulted in positive momentum for president obama. what is the political incentive for republicans to unite with him on job creation ahead of the november 2012 election? >> well, i think the incentive is it gives the republicans an opportunity to speak with clarity on their views on how jobs are created where we invest in the private sector, not in government institutions. that putting in place the very strategies, whether tax cuts or reduction in spending on various areas of the economy, that will allow that to invest and grow, those conversations are important to have now. that argument has
with president obama, the president of the united states, a democrat, or essentially fight and litigate all those issues in the 2012 campaign. >> bill bennett squirming, david gergen asked. no, it wasn't crystal clear to me, david, it was addressed just to republicans. >> that's a fair point. >> it followed the strong statement about changing the tax code, how horrible that is and this is a big part of what we believe in. but the problem is we're miles away, miles away. >> sorry, guys. i need to jump in. >> i'm not squirming. >> i'm very sorry. i need to jump in because they're about to have a ribbon cutting here. as part of the centennial, they did wonderful renovations at the library. back outside. i'm in the air force one pavilion but let's watch what is about to happen here. they have renovated this library. there are remarkable exhibits. it is a place to learn and study history whether you're a republican, democrat, independent. that is one of the marine one helicopters there. they're having a ribbon cutting to say a reopening on this 100th birthday of ronald reagan. let's watch nancy reagan
to take pain right now. i do think this is a moment that obama could have shown much more leadership, frankly. >> reporter: on the budget. >> especially because you just had this bilateral reduction commitment that if you would have just said, pretty sensible, "the wall street journal," "the new york times," everyone came out and said, pretty sensible, but that would have taken a level of leadership that would have made it somewhat less likely we'll see an obama administration in 2012. >> reporter: the president says we're impatient, we have to work together on medicare, social security, the republicans say we need leadership from the president, it's the same old stuff, isn't it? i mean, how are we going to fix it if we're kicking the can down the road? >> the politicians are not showing leadership but the reality is also americans need the reality check. if you ask americans they say on one side i don't want my taxes to be increased, on the other side if you ask them, they want social security, they want medicare, they want social programs and so on. so we're in this gap in which th
%. so there's still a lot of work to do politically for president obama. >> and the economy continues, whether it's jobs or the deficit, it continues to be the biggest issue on the minds of americans, as you know, mark. everybody stay where you are. jobs coming back for some, but not for all. why race still matters in this recovery, coming up next. and they've come to a point where it's overwhelming. oh gee, i'm scared to tell you i've got this amount of credit card debt or i've got a 15-year-old and we never got around to saving for their college. that's when i go to work. we talk, we start planning. we can fix this. when clients walk out of my office they feel confident about their retirement. [ male announcer ] visit ameriprise.com and put a confident retirement more within reach. [ male announcer ] when sean was looking at mba programs, he wanted a curriculum designed to meet market needs, with faculty who brought real-world perspective on where the business world was headed and the practical experience to help him make an impact. my name is sean blankenship, i'm making the electr
're asking that, that doesn't mean that they're not willing to take pain. i think this is a moment that obama could have shown more leadership on the budget. >> if you had just said pretty sensible. "the wall street journal," "the new york times," everyone came out and said, pretty sensible. but that would have taken a level of leadership that would have made it somewhat less likely that we're going to see an obama administration in 2012. >> the president says we're impatient, we have to work together on medicare, medicaid, social security and the republicans say no, you need leadership from the president. it's the same old stuff, isn't it? how are we going to fix it if we're kicking the can down the road. >> the politicians are not showing leadership. but the reality is also americans need the reality check. if you ask the americans, they say on one side, i don't want my taxes to be increased. on the other side, if you ask them, they want social security, they want medicare. they want these social programses. we are in this gap between reality and what the aspirations are. we need lead erts
obama said after 2008, i won the election, i get to do what i want, i think that's what republicans are saying now. >> it's an interesting point. let me bring in david gergen on this thing. what you're both talking about is whether somebody's got a mandate to fix things. what we're not talking about, none of those things are actually compromise. david, the same poll i just tacked about also showed the public divided on who is doing a better job on the budget. this is a problem. president obama and the democrats on one side at 39%. the republicans in congress on the other with 42%. 16% unsure. so i'm wondering whether this budget compromise is likely to be about compromise or it's likely to be about reducing the deficit so we can reduce the debt, or it's about political gain. >> at this point it's mostly about political gain. in many ways it's a phony war. because all the headlines are about whether we're going to cut 30, 40, 60, a million dollars out of the budget, but that fight is only a tiny proportion of the budget, it's a proportion of the budget that represents 12% of spending
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